I have completed the first month of my 6 month scholarship and I feel like I am making some progress. the thing that I am grappling with now is focus. With this major life change that I went thru I am crazy motivated to change all these aspects of my life but I am starting to feel overwhelmed. Where do I start? do I try to do a little bit of everything or put some stuff on the back burner and come back to it later.
Alice’s Year of Movement workshop was really helpful. The areas that she explained to be aware of: What am I suppressing? What have I normalized? What is not working & out of balance? These are questions that I need to fully evaluate at this point in my life.
In Chelsea’s workshop – Work Out Less, Burn More, & Feel Better I learned how taking magnesium can help with your sleep. I am definitely going to try that.
I was excited that I got to attend a bunch of classes this month. The class that had me thinking and talking about it for days after was the Plant Medicine class by Dalybeth Reasoner. I was thinking that the class was going to be about growing herbs or medicinal teas but I was far off. The class was about ayahuasca and the potential benefits. I was thoroughly intrigued. I seriously started looking into going to Rythmia in Costa Rico – suggested to by girlfriends that it would be a great girls’ trip. My girls are definitely down.
The class that I found most challenging was the Life Planning Workshop. It was hard sitting there for 14 hours – I was getting restless toward the end. I started to feel intimidated because I wasn’t even half way done after the 14 hours. I have tried working on it here and there but you really have to sit there for blocks of time to really get back into it. My goal is to have my Life Planning workbook complete this month.
Normally I listen to audiobooks while I am driving. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to listen to the Happiness U Facebook videos while I was driving. So around mid month I started to listen to the Facebook video in the car and when I got to where I was going I would write some notes in my journal on what I listened to. This helped me to better absorb what I was listening to.
The Overwhelm 101 definitely had the biggest impact on me this month. I am in the process of getting my house ready to rent out, and finding a new place for me and my girls to live. The exercise where you write down all that you have to do and then mark what to do, ditch, or delegate was a big break thru. It gave me a chance to really go thru and really examine what I had to do, could ditch, and what I could delegate. On my list of things to do was to listen to ‘Money, Master the Game’, by Tony Robbins again and write down a summary since I didn’t write notes while I was listening. It didn’t occur to me to look up a summary for the book online – so that’s I what I did and that saved me at least 10 hours (the length of the audiobook). This opened my eyes to other books that I read and was going to go back and write notes for – this will definitely be saving me a bunch of time. Another tool I learned was to go thru and schedule all the things that I had to do. I made a large calendar and scheduled when I would do each item on my TO DO list. This gave me peace of mind because instead of me thinking that I need to get it done I know it is on my calendar to get done later.
The Astrology 101 Class with Alice was so interesting. The crazy part was that I had ’emphasis’ with so many signs (not sure if that is the right way to put it). The only signs that I didn’t have ’emphasis’ with were Virgo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. This explains the multiple personalities.